Skeleton of Life

by Erin McAndrew

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released June 3, 2016

Lyrics by Erin McAndrew
Music by Erin McAndrew and Dan Nelson
Produced, Mixed, and Mastered by Dan Nelson
Recorded at DMN Studios, Levittown, NY

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Erin McAndrew New York, New York

Originally from Pennsylvania, Erin McAndrew is a New York City pop-rock singer/songwriter. While attending Hofstra University, Erin was the lead singer of the Long Island based rock band Tiny Giant, which played the legendary CBGBs (R.I.P.) and other local venues. She continues to write, record, and perform her own music as a solo artist. ... more

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Track Name: Jesse
Jesse

She walks into a room
As he walks away
Doesn’t know if she should go or if she should stay
Talking over the night
Alcohol turns to coffee
Can they ever make this right

Lost sense of reality
Back on that fall day
Decides to stay but doesn’t know
What the future will pay
Can she ever make this right

Jesse goes along her way
Loses reality each day
She doesn’t see the actions hurting her
When will she know
Needs to leave and let him go
Jesse, help yourself…Jesse please help yourself

Jesse reaches out to all her friends
Only to realize they’ve gone another way
After all her thoughts involve her
When will she go her own way
And wake up to reality

Jesse goes along her way
Loses reality each day
She doesn’t see the actions hurting her
When will she know
Needs to leave and let him go
Jesse, help yourself…Jesse please help yourself

Jesse move on, sing your own song, go along your way, find your happiness and fly, fly so high, Jesse fly….

Jesse goes along her way
Loses reality each day
She doesn’t see the actions hurting her
When will she know
Needs to leave and let him go
Jesse, help yourself…Jesse please help yourself
Jesse find your way, and say goodbye…
Track Name: Turn the Page
Turn the Page

Waking up staring at the clock
It’s the same old time
Following my regular routine
Torturous grind
I’ve realized this needs to change
Need to get away
No more day in, day out
Time to make a change

Turn the page
Time to start a new
No more of this déjà vu just to make it through (Repeat)
This book has just begun but now its time
Time to turn the page

Looking out the window
Staring at the city
Everything right there for the taking but completely out of reach
What would happen if I let all this go
No dreams without risk
And you can never look back, never look back

Turn the page
Time to start a new
No more of this déjà vu just to make it through (Repeat)
This book has just begun but now its time
Time to turn the page

Break the pattern, break the routine. Break out of the scene, chase a dream…

Turn the page
Time to start a new
No more of this déjà vu just to make it through (Repeat)
This book has just begun but now its time
Time to turn the page
Track Name: In Another Life
In Another Life

At midnight in London such a beautiful face
Looks at me like I’m from a different place
We get in the car and drift away
To a distant past day

I realize I’m in a different century
A whole other person in history
I realize it’s not as different as it seems
But can it be, can it be

I drift away back into the past
The whiskey and fancy cigarettes will not last
Talking over all these different times
Where life was shorter and we drank vintage wine
But as far back as I go
One thing that I know
People are the same
Almost no one has changed
In another life

I speak to some poets in an old café
Things were so different back in that old day
Can we go back to a simpler place
Maybe not but I’ll never forget that face

I realize I’m in a different century
A whole other person in history
I realize it’s not as different as it seems
But can it be, can it be

I drift away back into the past
The whiskey and fancy cigarettes will not last
Talking over all these different times
Where life was shorter and we drank vintage wine
But as far back as I go
One thing that I know
People are the same
Almost no one has changed
In another life

Turns out times aren’t as different as they seem
We all still laugh, we all still dream

I drift away back into the past
The whiskey and fancy cigarettes will not last
Talking over all these different times
Where life was shorter and we drank vintage wine
But as far back as I go
One thing that I know
People are the same
Almost no one has changed
In another life

In another life, in another life, in another life
Track Name: Cured Insanity
Cured Insanity

Was a time not long ago
Everything seemed to change
All the spirit left within dwindled to the ground
Haunted by the demons left rested in his soul
Wondering why it feels this way at all
Drinking away his pain, that’s no use to cease for sure
He needs to seek an angel to take his grief away
He needs to seek an angel to take his grief away

The fear is in the eye of the beholder
Everyone turns their backs as he looks over his shoulder
The fear is in the eye of the beholder
Everyone turns their backs as he looks over his shoulder

The songs they play their haunting symphonies all night
As he tosses and turns with blinded sight of the realities made right
When will the truth become clear
Why does his heard bleed of fear

The fear is in the eye of the beholder
Everyone turns their backs as he looks over his shoulder
The fear is in the eye of the beholder
Everyone turns their backs as he looks over his shoulder

Hold on
Make the changes
Time will takes its toll, he’ll see the light

The fear is in the eye of the beholder
Everyone turns their backs as he looks over his shoulder
The fear is in the eye of the beholder
Everyone turns their backs as he looks over his shoulder

Wondering why this must be
The unhappiness of insanity
Wondering how to cease this calamity
This burden’s not something new
It’s the truth he must see
Needing to wake up to
CURED INSANITY…
Track Name: I Don't Need You Anymore
I Don’t Need You Anymore

You walk up to me and say its over
Though you had these feelings all along
My heart starts to crumble
But inside I’m feeling oh so humbled

I don’t need you anymore (goodbye, goodbye)
I’m much better now that you’ve gone (and I don’t need you anymore)
You’ll never know what you’ve missed
I hope you cherish that last kiss
(Goodbye, goodbye)
I don’t need you anymore

I spent a few too many times thinking of you
When that was all such wasted time
Why oh why was I so blue (such a waste of time)
But I don’t need you

I don’t need you anymore (goodbye, goodbye)
I’m much better now that you’ve gone (and I don’t need you anymore)
You’ll never know what you’ve missed
I hope you cherish that last kiss
(Goodbye, goodbye)
I don’t need you anymore

Get over yourself, you are done.
Good luck finding someone
I have won, I have won

I don’t need you anymore (goodbye, goodbye)
I’m much better now that you’ve gone (and I don’t need you anymore)
You’ll never know what you’ve missed
I hope you cherish that last kiss
(Goodbye, goodbye)
I don’t need you anymore…I don’t need you anymore…I don’t need you anymore…I don’t need you anymore
Track Name: Goodbye
Goodbye

Walking through this dark room
I see your face
Takes me by surprise as I look the other way
How ironic
How can it be
We’ve been so far away
You are haunting me
Is there any other way out

It’s a moment for me to run
I can’t see your face
It’s all negative, I need positive
Gotta keep this pace
Go away, why do you keep steppin’ into my life
That was years ago
I’m over this…Goodbye

Out and about around the town
I see a shadow pass by me
Takes me by surprise as I look the other way
How ironic
How can it be
Now I’m feeling a bit too uneasy
Haunting me, get away from me
Is there any other way out

It’s a moment for me to run
I can’t see your face
It’s all negative, I need positive
Gotta keep this pace
Go away, why do you keep steppin’ into my life
That was years ago
I’m over this…Goodbye


Now I’ve broken free
You can’t bother me anymore
The past is in the past
Let’s shut the eternal door
No more haunting, no more ironic stories
Time for me to feel the end of this story


It’s a moment for me to run
I can’t see your face
It’s all negative, I need positive
Gotta keep this pace
Go away, why do you keep steppin’ into my life
That was years ago
I’m over this…Goodbye
Goodbye…Goodbye…Goodbye
Track Name: Never Settle
Never Settle

Driving along this empty road
Sunlight hits my face
I got the top rolled down and the radio on
Things feel right in place
Turn the radio down, think about this life
Turn the radio up, see how far I’ve come
I’ll never settle no

Driving down further now, I thank God for this space
This earth to play and work in and rise another day
Turn the radio down, think about this life
Turn the radio up, see how far I’ve (how far I’ve come)
See how far I’ve (how far I’ve come)
From New York to LA I’ve grown
See how far I’ve come (and I will always grow)
I’ll never settle no

See how far I’ve (how far I’ve come)
See how far I’ve (how far I’ve come)
From New York to LA I’ve grown
See how far I’ve come (and I will always grow)
I’ll never settle no
Track Name: Skeleton of Life
Skeleton of Life


Undiscovered, undisclosed
Turn around watch it unfold
How can I feel this way
When I’m around you
When I’m around you
Anxiety seeps through my veins
Time to take my life by its reins
So I can’t find you
So I can’t find you

It’s time, let’s win this fight
It’s time, confidence and light
Time to go
Start this new life
It’s time, goodbye to that
Skeleton of life


Unfolded, uninvited
Came around now I’m excited
Now I feel this way

Cause you’re not around me
You’re not around me
Hope seeps through my veins
I took my life by the reins
So now I can be
So now I can be

It’s time, let’s win this fight
It’s time, confidence and light
Time to go
Start this new life
It’s time, goodbye to that
Skeleton of life

I’m open now
Discovering
It’s my time
Who knows what could be uncovered (Repeat)
Uncovered….Uncovered….

It’s time, let’s win this fight
It’s time, confidence and light
Time to go
Start this new life
It’s time, goodbye to that
Skeleton of life
Oh, Oh Oh